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NaCa(Cu,Zn)5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Crystal System:
A variety of Lavendulan

Zn-bearing lavendulan (originally thought to be the Zn-dominant analogue of lavendulan).
Modern reinvestigation desirable.

First reported from Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia.

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Classification of ZinclavendulanHide

Approval History:
Discredited by IMA in 2006 (IMA 06–C) = Zn-bearing
lavendulan, cf. Burke 2006).

Chemical Properties of ZinclavendulanHide

NaCa(Cu,Zn)5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O

Crystallography of ZinclavendulanHide

Crystal System:

First Recorded Occurrence of ZinclavendulanHide

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for ZinclavendulanHide

Reference List:
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Strunz, H. (1959) Tsumeb, seine Erze und Sekundärminerale, insbesondere der neu aufgeschlossenen zweiten Oxydations-Zone. Fortschr. Mineral.: 37: 87-90.
Clark, A.M. (1993) Hey's mineral index, 3rd. ed.: 775.
Burke, E.A.J. (2006) A mass discreditation of GQN minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Namibia (FRL)
  • Oshikoto Region
    • Tsumeb
Strunz, H. (1959): Tsumeb, seine Erze und Sekundärminerale, insbesondere der neu aufgeschlossenen zweiten Oxydations-Zone. Fortschr. Mineral., 37, 87-90.
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